Dr Carthage Smith
Carthage Smith joined the OECD-Global Science Forum Secretariat in June 2014 as Lead Coordinator. He is responsible for working with national members to define the overall strategy and priorities for science policy. He was originally trained as a biochemist, with a PhD in neuroscience (Newcastle University, UK). Prior to joining the GSF secretariat, he was Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU, Paris) for twelve years. In this position he led the strategic development of a number of major global science initiatives. Before moving to France, he spent six years at the UK Medical Research Council, where he was Head of International Science Policy.